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Today's Sports

  • Baseball Knights are ready to win

    Despite a brief bout of snow recently, the crack of a bat, the snap of a ball hitting a leather mitt, and al- around warmer weather was a sign that spring is in the air.

    And with it, spring brings America’s favorite pastime, baseball.

    Since November, the Marion County Knights have been training to take on the region. And they have a goal — to win the district on May 21.

  • Seasons change

     For some reason, I always end up writing these columns on Sunday morning and this one is no exception. It’s actually a good day to be writing — cold, cloudy and dreary. With that said, all I can say is, it’s been a week of transitions in the sports world. 

    With high school basketball season at an end, I am at a loss for words. For the last four months, I have followed the Lady Knights through many games. Some good, some bad, some outrageous. 

  • Track season is just around the...

    Over the years, Marion County High School’s track and field team has seen its ups and downs. In 2010, MCHS sent 19 students to the state meet under the guidance of then coach Robby Peterson. Last year however, the team only sent four.

    That may be about to change, however.

    Since Nov. 1, the track and field team has been training to take on the region, and their new coach, Daniel Johnson, said their goal is to get progressively better and send more students each year.

  • Soccer champs

     The Marion County Assassins won the boys under 12 winter 2 indoor soccer championship in Lexington on March 15. The players are (from left) Jesse Castillo, Tanner Roder, Mitchell Mattingly, Christian Mealey, Trace Mayo Alex Huerta, Cameron Martin, Raul Garcia, Edson Martinez ,Omar Carmona and Samuel Thompson. The coaches are John Mealey and Isaac Lopez.

  • Mid-KY Bass Anglers’ first...

     Just in case you’ve missed it for several weeks, the Mid-KY Bass Anglers will fish their first tournament on Sunday.

  • Lady Knights reach final four in...

    In front of a packed gym, the Lady Knights’ season came to a halt when they were knocked out of the 5th Region Tournament on March 8. The Lady Knights lost to the LaRue County Lady Hawks, 65-46, in the semifinals.

    “Even though we came up short of winning the game or the regional championship this season, this was a successful season and those young ladies will always be winners,” Marion County Lady Knights Coach Anthony Epps wrote in an email. “Very, very proud of our team.”

  • Knights wrap up winning season

     An abrupt and unexpected defeat during the 20th District tournament brought an end to the Marion County Knights season last week. They fell to the Adair County Indians on a three-pointer at the horn to end the game 61-60.

  • Karate kids rise and shine

    Saturday, 9 a.m.

    As the sun rises over the knobs, children and their parents walk through the smoky glass doors of John Cox Martial Arts studio. 

    While many of their peers are sleeping in, or watching Saturday morning cartoons, the small group of pint-sized karate kids is getting ready to break a sweat and learn.

    But the lesson plan may surprise you - there’s very little, if any, fighting going on. 

  • Coyote hunting has been a...

     We had an interesting time at the Kiwanis Auction Sunday. Not only did everyone participating have a good time, we raised about $4,700 that’ll go back toward programs for our Marion County kids.

    I’d like to thank everyone who worked, bought stuff and especially those who donated items, cash and goods to make our auction a success.

    It’s merely “put on” by the Kiwanis Club. The money we raise isn’t ours, it’s the kids.

  • Color In Motion returns May 17

     The Color in Motion 5K returns to Lebanon May 17. Runners are encouraged to put on a white shirt and be ready for a good time.

    Runners and walkers will get to be part of the “moving rainbow” as it travels through Lebanon for the second time this spring.

    The first wave of the race will begin at 9 a.m. at Graham Memorial Park.